• The Ghan lights up with spectacular Parrtjima themed journey.
    The Ghan lights up with spectacular Parrtjima themed journey.
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If you're thinking of heading into the Red Centre for a winter walking holiday, you may want to consider going on The Ghan, as it's been transformed into a spectacular piece of moving art.

Three carriages of the world-famous train have been wrapped in Aboriginal artist Chantelle Mulladad stunning design Crossroads, as it travels from Darwin to Alice Springs.

To complement the external wrap; a spectacular immersive light installation will light up inside one of The Ghan’s carriages, providing an engaging visual display and a taste of things to come at Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2021.

Executive General Manager at Tourism NT, Tony Quarmby, said, “This project was designed to creatively integrate the Parrtjima festival into one of our unique Northern Territory holiday experiences that delivers on the Northern Territory’s promise of being different in every sense.

“It has been a really exciting project for us to bring to life; the juxtaposition of Chantelle Mulladad’s artwork on the train with the Red Centre’s vibrant colours as the backdrop creates a stunning visual as The Ghan travels through the Territory to Alice Springs, while the immersive experience on board The Ghan gives passengers a taste of what to expect at Parrtjima - A Festival in Light.”

Running from 9 to 18 April in Alice Springs, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light activates the desert landscape of Central Australia into a meeting place of old and new, where the festival utilises the latest technologies to showcase the oldest continuous culture on earth."

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